Can I connect my SMS Gateway to Paessler PRTG?

 

 

You can of course use your SMS Gateway to send alarms from Paessler PRTG via SMS.

 

 

1. Configuration of Paessler PRTG

 

  1. Open the PRTG-Webinterface.

  2. Open via the menu „Setup | System Administration | Notification Delivery“.

  3. For provider not listed in „Configuration Mode“, choose in the section „SMS Delivery“ the option „Enter a custom URL“.

  4. Enter the URL:

     

    https://<IP-Address of the SMSGateway>/api.php?

    text=%SMSTEXT&to=%SMSNUMBER&username=admin&password=admin

 

 

 

i Please keep in mind that PRTG replaces %SMSTEXT and %SMSNUMBER during transmission automatically.

 

 

 

ê It is recommended to create a new user for accessing the HTTP API.

 

 

 

2. Create a new notification in PRTG

 

  1. Select in the menu of PRTG „Setup | Account Settings | Notifications“ and click „Add new Notification“.

  2. Enter the name of the notification and click on „Send SMS/Pager Message“.

  3. Enter the number of the receiver and adjust the message as required.

  4. Adjust all other settings as required and click on „Save“.

 

 

 

3. Test the notifications

 

Choose „Setup | Account Settings | Notifications“ to test the text message notifications and click „Test“.

 

After a couple of seconds the entered receiver will receive a text message.

 

From now on you can add custom trigger to send text message notifications.

 

 

 

 

i More detailed information of notifications can be found in the PRTG-Manual.

 

 

 

i This article is based on Paessler Knowledge Base.